Associate Program Officer (Crohns Disease)

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Associate Program Officer (Crohns Disease)

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust ("Helmsley") is a global philanthropy driven by a vision of a world where everyone has the resources they need to thrive by increasing access to healthcare, advancing new research and ideas, and improving people's quality of life no matter where they call home. Helmsley strives to make a meaningful impact in its focus areas, matching its significant financial assets with a rigorous and results: oriented approach. Helmsley is committed to close and productive partnerships with its grantees, as well as with other funders and impact players in government, academia, and the private sector who share its interests and goals. Above all, Helmsley endeavors to be forward: thinking in every aspect of its work and will take risks that others cannot or will not take when the risk/reward trade: off warrants.

Since 2008, when Helmsley began its active grantmaking, it has committed more than 3 billion. For more information on Helmsley, helmsleytrust. The Crohn's Disease Program

Helmsley's Crohn's Disease Program, which made its first grant in 2009, is committed to finding cures, and until then to improving quality of life and care and finding better treatments for Crohn's disease. To date, the program, which has rapidly become the largest private foundation funder in Crohn's disease, has awarded over 500 million to scientists and clinicians across the five focus areas of disease biology, prevention, diagnostics, therapeutics, and disease management.

Helmsley's Crohn's Disease Program team is growing and seeking an Associate Program Officer (APO) to directly support the Crohn's Disease Program Director and Officers. The APO will have a broad visionary mindset to help identify and develop new initiatives in one or more of our program's focus areas.


Responsibilities : The APO will assist the Program Director and Officer in the administration of funded projects, as well as help to identify and develop new initiatives in the focus area. Primary responsibilities include: Grant Making and Monitoring Assist Program Officers and other team members to: Ensure timely and effective grants management processes. Monitor a growing program and grants portfolio. Manage the program's grants through each grant life: Track program budgets, ensuring accurate payment and accounting of grants. Maintain positive and proactive communication with grantees and work with them to track the scientific progress and outcomes of grants including the review of interim grantee reports. Provide technical support to applicants and grantees. Organize and attend program: related meetings and relevant conferences.

Development of Strategic Plan Assist in designing and implementing a focus area strategy, with a patient: centered mindset. Contribute to the development goals of the program by organizing site visits, meetings, and symposia. Manage the administrative duties related to the above and other areas as needed. Some travel, both domestic and international, is required for meetings with potential and current grantees, as well as to relevant conferences. Helmsley Collaboration and Personal Leadership Collaborate with our Communications team to drive further impact through effectively communicating or working to select audiences and at key moments. Share Crohn's Disease Program knowledge and expertise to assist other Helmsley programs and departments achieve their goals. Lead by example, be a role model, and advocate for Helmsley's culture of: continuous learning and improvement in the pursuit of excellence, embracing a sense of urgency, innovation and informed risk taking, respecting and valuing the individual, and working and learning together as partners. Collaborate with colleagues in cooperative approaches to grantmak